Advice for adults working with young people

Best practice and advice

We have grouped together below all our safeguarding best practice documents for adults working with young people, including the role of the Welfare Officer and social media guidance.

We are keen to bring these documents to life by sharing examples of good practice that are happening in your clubs and one of the best ways to ensure that this information is as useful as it can be is by receiving your feedback.

If there are areas where you would like more guidance please do let us know.

All word documents are templates that you can personalise for use in your club or county.


1. Safe Recruitment Guidelines
2. Good Practice with young people
3. Codes of Conduct
4. Photography guidelines
5. Recognising poor practice
6. Taking appropriate action
7. Managing challenging player behaviour
8. The role of the Child Welfare Officer
9. Useful Safeguarding contacts
10. Away trips guidance
11. Social Media guidance

12. Anti-Bullying Guidance

Appendix 1. Club Welfare Officer role description
Appendix 2. County Welfare Officer role description

Template 1. Volunteer Application form
Template 2. Self Disclosure form
Template 3. Request for reference
Template 4. Parental Consent form
Template 5. Photo registration form
Template 6. Photo consent form
Template 7. Incident reporting form
Template 8. Club safeguarding poster
Template 9. Parental checklist